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Monday, August 9, 2010
Improve On This, I Dare You
Sometimes the old standbys just can't be beat.
Here we have some Lincoln Logs we bought in desperation in Yellowstone Park last year for our granddaughters because they just don't have any Barbies there in the Park stores. Anything much that's pink anyway, and we'd all ready bought some stuffed animals. Not many girlie things.
It was just a small set, came in the bag you see in the above picture, and is not much improved over the set your great grandparents had.
Yet it's hauled out often by Sophia and Ali. In fact, Sophia built a house yesterday and Ali made the special request that it be preserved over until today. It was modified from the picture and a little dog pen was built after the playroom was rifled through for the dog.
If you could see inside, there is a tiny doll asleep on the floor of the house and some animals stabled in the little barn.
Sophia played with it for over an hour with it again today.
There are very few toys that are allowed to stay in the family room. Only a couple because if a mess if to be made, someone has to go to some trouble to make it. Games stay in the breezeway. Toys are mostly upstairs in the toy room. But the Lincoln Logs are in the family room. They've earned it.
Retired teacher, MaEd Counseling, Married, two adult sons, one fabulous daughter-in-law, two granddaughters. Trying like crazy to make something of retirement. I love getting up at 9AM and love hanging out wherever and whenever I choose, but I'm trying to add meaning. Meaning. Isn't that what we're all after?